Omeprazole

(Losec® Losec MUPS®, Mezzopram®, Mepradec® , Omeprazole)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules
Available as soluble tablets?
Yes
Available as a liquid?
Yes (special)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
The manufacturer of omeprazole recommends that capsules can be opened and the contents mixed with fruit juice or water.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Omeprazole
Usual formulation brand names
Losec® Losec MUPS®, Mezzopram®, Mepradec®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
-
Enteric coated
Yes
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
Yes
Liquid strengths
N/A
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
N/A
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Mezzopram® dispersible tablets are licensed for use through enteral feeding tubes.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
See manufacturers information for administration of Mezzopram® dispersible tablets via enteral tubes.
Notes
Tablets and Capsules contain enteric coated pellets